People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us. – Iris Murdoch.

A man making fun of sinkhole and potholes, by appearing to be fishing, in Zahleh, Lebanon. (Jack Hamzo / YASA facebook page)

A man making fun of sinkhole and potholes, by appearing to be fishing, in Zahleh, Lebanon. (Jack Hamzo / YASA facebook page)

Prime Minister Saad Hariri receives members from the team of movie "The Insult" that was competing for an Oscars Awards, at his residence in Beirut, Lebanon. (Ezekiel via Balkis Press / Abaca /Sipa)

Prime Minister Saad Hariri receives members from the team of movie “The Insult” that was competing for an Oscars Awards, at his residence in Beirut, Lebanon. (Ezekiel via Balkis Press / Abaca /Sipa)

An electoral billboard for Russian President Vladimir Putin, for the Russian diaspora in the city of Tyre to vote in the election scheduled on the same date. (Mahmoud Zayyat / AFP)

An electoral billboard for Russian President Vladimir Putin, for the Russian diaspora in the city of Tyre to vote in the election scheduled on the same date. (Mahmoud Zayyat / AFP)

Blooming trees are seen along a street in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. (Joseph Eid / AFP)

Blooming trees are seen along a street in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. (Joseph Eid / AFP)

Women take part in a demonstration in the Lebanese capital Beirut to mark International Women's Day. (Anwar Amro / AFP)

Women take part in a demonstration in the Lebanese capital Beirut to mark International Women’s Day. (Anwar Amro / AFP)

An Israeli crane builds a wall near the border, seen from Lebanon, near the village of Naqoura. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)

An Israeli crane builds a wall near the border, seen from Lebanon, near the village of Naqoura. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)

Sharks on the floor at a fish market in the coastal independent town of Mina at the northern tip of the port city Tripoli. Shark and ray fishing increases in Lebanon during lent as Christians use their meat in a variety of special meals during the season. (Ibrahim Chalhoub / AFP)

Sharks on the floor at a fish market in the coastal independent town of Mina at the northern tip of the port city Tripoli. Shark and ray fishing increases in Lebanon during lent as Christians use their meat in a variety of special meals during the season. (Ibrahim Chalhoub / AFP)

Women hold placards during a march from the Palace of Justice to the martyrs square to mark the International Women's Day, Beirut, Lebanon. (Nabil Mounzer / EPA)

Women hold placards during a march from the Palace of Justice to the martyrs square to mark the International Women’s Day, Beirut, Lebanon. (Nabil Mounzer / EPA)

Palestinian refugees hold placards at a school belonging to the UNRWA in Sebline, east of Saida, Lebanon, during a protest against US aid cuts to the organisation. (Mahmoud ZAYYAT/ AFP)

Palestinian refugees hold placards at a school belonging to the UNRWA in Sebline, east of Saida, Lebanon, during a protest against US aid cuts to the organisation. (Mahmoud ZAYYAT/ AFP)

A woman holds a photo of Turkish President Erdogan and inscription reading 'children killer' in a protest against “aggression” in Afrin northern Syria, in front the UN house in Beirut, Lebanon. (Nabil Mounzer / EPA)

A woman holds a photo of Turkish President Erdogan and inscription reading ‘children killer’ in a protest against “aggression” in Afrin northern Syria, in front the UN house in Beirut, Lebanon. (Nabil Mounzer / EPA)

Electoral billboards for the upcoming parliamentary elections in Lebanon by Amal movement from which hails speaker Nabih Berri, with the tag line reading in Arabic "Your vote is a hope (Amal) for the borders". (Mahmoud ZAYYAT / AFP)

Electoral billboards for the upcoming parliamentary elections in Lebanon by Amal movement from which hails speaker Nabih Berri, with the tag line reading in Arabic “Your vote is a hope (Amal) for the borders”. (Mahmoud ZAYYAT / AFP)

Syrian refugee children run in a tented settlement, in the town of Qab Elias, in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)

Syrian refugee children run in a tented settlement, in the town of Qab Elias, in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)

Actor Ziad Itani embraces his daughter as relatives and friends carry him upon his release and return to his home after being arrested on charges of collaborating with Israel, in Beirut, Lebanon.

Actor Ziad Itani embraces his daughter as relatives and friends carry him upon his release and return to his home after being arrested on charges of collaborating with Israel, in Beirut, Lebanon.

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